The New SharePoint: SharePoint 2019

“At the center of digital transformation, isn’t technology, it’s people,” says Seth Patton, GM, for Microsoft Office 365 Product Marketing, opening up this year’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. “It’s about fostering a culture of work and embracing workplace...
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7 Traits of A Winning Intranet (Part II)

Winning intranets tend to vary in look and feel, with different user experiences, applications, technology, and approaches to content and governance. And they should – every organization and culture is unique, and the intranet and digital workplace should reflect that...
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The Dirty Secret of Employees & The Digital Workplace

The intranet is a cost center; and so too are employees. It’s sad, but true that executives view it as such. How many work for companies where the external website has a greater budget than the intranet? How many work for companies that spend more on customers than...
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7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

A winning intranet is like a snow leopard; very rare, mysterious, and beautiful. Winning intranets are years in the making; building and enhancing slowly over time, supported by active executive champions and funding. Emphasis on executive support -- money follows the...
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How To Lead An Intranet Redesign Webinar

What are the important elements of an intranet design? How do you gain the funding needed to undertake a redesign of your intranet? Your intranet needs more than just a face-lift or new front-end look. Unfortunately, there are no one-size-fits-all intranets. Each one...
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The New Social Intranet

The social intranet is nothing new, but advances in social computing, and a supporting cultural shift, has advanced the social intranet beyond the tired suspicion of being merely a fad. Social intranets, and collaboration tools (whatever the label), were never a fad,...
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Digital Workplace Content Lessons & Learnings

Content is still king. If there was one over-arching lesson from the 2017 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum is that content, in all its forms, should be the apple of any digital workplace manager’s eye. It’s what employees want, and why they visit the...
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2018 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum @ Coca-Cola

The 2018 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum is the 10th Annual conference, North America’s leading dedicated conference on the digital workplace, with a specialized focus on the design, governance and management of enterprise intranets and social intranets....
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Great Intranets: Cisco, GoDaddy, Merck, PNM Resources

Great intranets come in many forms, and often look and feel different from one to another. There are, however, some common threads that link some of the great intranets: executive sponsorship, secure governance (and ownership), and great content, supported by solid...
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Great Intranets: Cisco, GoDaddy, Merck, PNM Resources

Great intranets come in many forms, and often look and feel different from one to another. There are, however, some common threads that link some of the great intranets: executive sponsorship, secure governance (and ownership), and great content, supported by solid...

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SharePoint 2019 & New Hub Sites

For the first time ever, Microsoft announced a timeline, albeit an approximate one, for expecting the next version of SharePoint. SharePoint 2019 will be rolled-out, with Office 2019, in preview form by mid-2018, with the full version not expected until the end of...

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Intranet content curation at Google

On the indexed Internet, there are more than 4.5 billion pages. Finding the most relevant content can be akin to finding a needle in a hay galaxy. “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure,” says writer and futurist Clay Shirky. Google obviously helps find...

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Does Slack live up to the hype?

I cannot think of a digital workplace tool, since SharePoint, that has received so much attention and ink as Slack. It’s very popular, widespread and extremely hip, particularly with the media and technology pundits. Even Vanity Fair has dedicated some of its...

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Improving Intranet Search

The search engine sucks!” is the single-most common complaints we hear from employees (regardless of company and industry). Naturally, most immediately blame the search engine. They should blame themselves. "It was the number one thing that our associates (employees)...

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SharePoint 2010 is Dead

Death is coming to SharePoint 2010. Mainstream Support from Microsoft SharePoint ended nearly two years ago. More importantly, Extended Support will end in just three years. Once that happens, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or non-security hotfix...

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Intranet benchmarking

Denmark’s premier intranet community and conference organizer, IntraTeam (arguably the World’s most active and advanced, certainly per capita) has launched an Intranet/Digital Workplace Self Assessment Benchmark. In truth, the tool has been around since 2005 and used...

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